Student Testimonial #22 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy: Lisa H.

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Student Testimonial #22 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy: Lisa H.

Ms. Lisa. is a Graduate of the January 2018: 200 Hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate program (CTP1). Listen to SomaVeda® Thai Yoga students describe their training in their own words. This testimonial is from a graduate of the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate program: January 2018. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga is an Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy system based on the Ayurveda of Thailand. We have been offering this training full time since 1984! Visit us on the web at www.ThaiYogaCenter.Com. Please support our YouTube educational content! Subscribe, Like, Share and Comment!


Dr Janardhana V Hebbar

Dr Janardhana V Hebbar Joins SCNM/ Thai Yoga Center Faculty

We are pleased to announce that the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine and Thai Yoga Center has expanded it’s faculty with a new distinguished professor of Ayurveda. Dr Janardhana V Hebbar BAMS MD(Ayu) from Mangalore, Karnataka State, India will be developing curriculum and co-facilitating our SomaVeda® Ayurveda Health Counselor, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher Certification and SCNM (SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine)  degree programs with Ayurveda and Indigenous Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy specializations. He is an astute researcher and Ayurveda Vidya with education and hospital based clinical practice. Dr. Hebbar is a prolific and well respective writer on Ayurveda related topics and will enrich the school and curriculum to the highest level.

Dr. Janardhana V Hebbar Faculty Thai Yoga Center








Dr. Hebbar’s accomplishments and recognition’s include:

Qualification Year of passing
10th (SSLC) 1996
12th (PUC) 1998
BAMS – Bachelor Of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery 2003
MD (Ayurveda) in Bhaishajya Kalpana – Ayurvedic pharmaceutics 2008
Ayurveda And Unani Practitioners Board Registration number 15972


Previous Work experience:
Deputy Product Manager at AVN Ayurveda Formulations Pvt. Ltd., Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Deputy Product Manager at AVN Arogya Healthcare Ltd., Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Associate Professor At Alva’s Ayurveda Medical College, Moodbidri, Karnataka
Part Time Consultant at Cadbury India Ltd., Bangalore, India
Part Time Consultant at  Pure Indian Foods, NJ, SUA
Part Time Consultant at Everest Ayurveda, Nepal.

Current work:
Founder of

Author of –
Living Easy With Ayurveda
Blueprint For Healthy Lifestyle
Charaka Samhita Sutrasthana Made Easy
Diseases And Treatment Of Charaka Samhita Chikitsa Sthana, Made Easy
Complete Sex Guide
Ashtanga Hrudaya Sutrasthana Made Easy
Tridosha – Basic Principle Of Ayurveda

200 Hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Class, January 2017

The SCNM: Thai Yoga Center Announces Indigenous Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner Graduating Thai Yoga Class at NAIC Sanctuary


Brooksville, FL – January 2017 – Exceptional SomaVeda® Teachers, students and Practitioners from around the country and with varying levels of previous experience completed the January 2017: 200 hour SomaVeda® Indigenous Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate program. The Traditional Thai Yoga Practitioner programs are conducted under the authority of NAIC/ SCNM: Thai Yoga Center.

200 Hr. SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Class, September 2016
Each one individually and as part of an amazing group completed the requirements necessary to graduate with the prestigious Thai Yoga Center Certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner and or Teacher certificate.

The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Program is a 27 day long, 200 hour intensive apprentice style immersion program covering many of the basic concepts of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy Indigenous Traditional Medicine (ITTM).

January 2017 Thai Yoga Class

No other College of Natural Medicine, Registered School of Ayurveda and or Traditional Thai Yoga (Traditional Thai Massage) School offers this comprehensive curriculum.

Beginner and Intermediate students completed all required course work including additional personal intensive training and coaching with Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James according to their individual practice. This individual coaching centered on spiritual and personal issues as well as both personal and professional ministry development. Every student learns how to develop a successful ministry model and therapeutic practice.

Each student was personally taught and coached individually by Aachan, Dr. Dr. Anthony B. James, Master teacher of SomaVeda® Thai Yoga supported by SomaVeda® Certified Teachers  Dr. Julie James, and Khruu Daniel Kram CTT. They now join the many other practitioners and teachers who have come out of SCNM: SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies®: Thai Yoga Therapy and Indigenous Medicine courses.

To see the Photo’s from the January 2017 CTP Certificate Program CLICK HERE!

Find a SomaVeda® Indigenous Thai Yoga Certified Practitioner near you. Please see SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Directory: Click Here!

What is SomaVeda Thai Yoga Ayurveda Book now Available

What is SomaVeda Thai Yoga Ayurveda? : 49 Systems of Self Expression and Healing


New comprehensive textbook on the SomaVeda® Integrated Traditional Therapies® style/ system of indigenous, traditional medicine based on Ayurveda and Thai Yoga of Thailand!
Brooksville, FL, Release Date: 11/07/2016 –

What is SomaVeda Thai Yoga Ayurveda?

SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® is a system of religious therapeutics, wellness, health, healing, way of life and martial arts. It is based on the integration of indigenous, traditional therapeutic and spiritually based healing sciences and systems of both Eastern and Western origin.

The ancient and modern systems which form the basis of SomaVeda® are several different countries and cultures such as Thailand, India, China, Tibet, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and the Americas. The most important category of contribution to SomaVeda® is that of The Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine (Ayurveda of Thailand) and Indigenous Traditional Thai Yoga and Medical Massage from the Buddhai Sawan, Buntautuk, Wat Po, Anantasuk and Lek Chaiya Jap Sen traditional schools. In particular, the basis of primary techniques are Royal and Northern branches of Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine (ITTM/ TTM).

The book provides clear and concise insight into What SomaVeda® style Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Ayurveda is and the variety of possibilities of what it can be!

Readers will especially appreciate the detailed explanations for the principles, theories behind the practice. There is much confusion as to what exactly Indigenous Thai Yoga (sometimes referred to as Traditional Thai Massage) is. This book dispells the myths and inaccuracies. Once you read it you will see what Indigenous Thai Yoga & Ayurveda are a comprehensive holistic medical practice on par with any other traditional system of medicine such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and or Classical Ayurveda.

SomaVeda® style Indigenous Thai Yoga has become the nucleus of a new lifestyle and right livelihood for the thousands of US and Thai students, practitioners and teachers. Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage (Indigenous Thai Yoga Therapy), also called “Ryksaa Thang Nuad Phaen Boran Thai” or the “ancient Chirothesia (Yoga Therapy) or hands-on healing” of Thailand, is born of a long tradition.

This unique system of indigenous, traditional, natural medicine and Yoga therapy finds it’s ancient roots first in the traditions of classical Ayurveda as far back as the 5th century BCE. Subsequently, the Vedic health and medical practices eventually became common practice in SE Asia. Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand were heavily influenced by succeeding generations of Buddhist influence, philosophy and practice. Some form of this traditional medicine has been taught and practiced in various locations for about 2500 years.

The founder and lead teacher of the SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Indigenous Thai Yoga Ayurveda system Dr. Anthony B. James, explains the incredible possibilities of what SomaVeda® is in his own words.

Two ways to get the book: Ayurveda of Thailand: Indigenous Traditional Thai Medicine and Yoga Therapy

Trade Paperback: Only $14.95: To review or order the paperback order on Amazon CLICK HERE!

Kindle Edition: Only $9.95: To review or order the Kindle version CLICK HERE!

The outstanding credits of Anthony B. James DNM(P), ND(T, MD(AM), DPHC(h.c.),OMD, PhD,RAAP, SMOKH include: Author, lecturer, Aachan and Master of Indigenous,Traditional Thai Medicine and Indigenous, Traditional Thai Massage, Traditional Naturopath, Medical Doctor(AM) specializing in Pastoral, Indigenous, Traditional, Natural, Native American and alternative medicine, Registered Ayurveda Clinician and Doctor of Philosophy in Indigenous Medicine.

Over 20,000 students have gone through his SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® educational programs since 1984. Honored by Royal Thai Government several times,TAT, Receiver of the Friend of Thailand award for Thai Medicine, Bangkok, Aachan and/or Master teacher and FIRST Westerner authorized to share Indigenous, Traditional Thai Medicine (Indigenous Thai Yoga Therapy & Thai Ayurveda) in the west.

SCNM: Thai Yoga Center SomaVeda March CTP Thai Yoga Graduating Class

Logo-SCNM-Trans2SomaVeda Thai Yoga class

SCNM: Thai Yoga Center SomaVeda March CTP Thai Yoga Graduating Class

March 4th. to 30th. 2016

What an amazing 27 days it was! Students from all over the US gathered together once again for an intensive residential training in the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate course of study. All classes were hosted at the NAIC/ SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, Thai Yoga Center and NAIC Botanical Gardens.

SCNM: Thai Yoga Center SomaVeda March CTP Thai Yoga Graduating Class

Several different programs ran concurrently the 200 Hr. CTP1 (Basic Level), 200 hour CTP2 ( Intermediate Level), and SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Teacher (Advanced). Additionally, several students were also completing additional course work in both the 650 Hr. Ayurveda Health Counselor (NAMA) and 10025 Hr. Ayurveda Yoga Therapist Certificate Programs.

Thai Yoga Center Staff

Staff included: Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James, Khruu Dr. Julie James, Senior Staff Teacher Khruu Daniel Kram assisted by SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Teacher Tim Ryan and Assistant SomaVeda® Teacher Candidate Khruu Maureen Hughes.

We are proud to announce our newest SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Certified Teacher and Adjunct SCNM: Thai Yoga Center Faculty: Dr. Maureen Hughes PhD. Dr. Hughes completed the 1028 hr. TCP and received her certification and authorization to teach directly from Aachan, Dr. Anthony B. James during the graduation. Congratz!

SomaVeda Thai Yoga Teacher Maureen Hughes

The CTP intensives include training and practice in three distinctive regional, styles of Traditional Thai Massage: Southern/ Royal Method (Buddhai Sawan, Wat Po, Anantasuk, Wiangklangkanwan Industrial College), Northern/ Lanna Method (Old Medicine Hospital, Wat Suan Dok- Mama Lek Chaiya Nerve Touch, Sawankholok- Tawee Blind Masseur Style), and Hill Tribe (Karen/ Akha/ Lisu) and well as SomaVeda® Thai Yoga eclectic medical and clinical applications. The traditional Thai Massage curriculum follows the UTTS/ Royal Thai Ministry of Traditional Thai Medicine / UN WHO guidelines for competency based training in indigenous and traditional Thai Massage (Thai Yoga).

SomaVeda Thai Yoga Teachers instructing in Traditional Thai Massage at Thai Yoga Center

Additional course work completed included: B.E.T./ EFT counseling methods for mental health and emotional counseling, Vedic Nutrition and Sacred food- Nutritional strategies and alternatives for treating major health issues with proper nutrition, eating and targeted supplementation, Ayurveda and Vedic Philosophy and principles, Yoga and Thai Therapy for wellness and remediation of diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga for health maintenance and palliative care of ill patients, Counseling guides for Ministerial Practice, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Table, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Chair, SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Partner Massage, Native American and Vedic Herbology, Legal Guidelines for SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioners, Counselors and Therapist, Practice Ethics, Marketing and practice building and Native American Healing and Health Care, Research, Clinical Trials and Science behind traditional medicine and more. Over fifteen different breakout modules were included in the full certificate program.

The idea is that the day after the course is completed every student has the basics to open a successful and thriving SomaVeda® Thai Yoga clinical practice appropriate for their current level of competency. It is important to note that under the NAIC/ SomaVeda® Thai Yoga system all graduates are immediately authorized to practice legally in all 50 states including Canada with no additional licensing or governmental approvals required!

Please Note! Every student in the March 2016 SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Certificate Program received either a full or partial NAIC Tuition Grant or Scholarship. We remain committed that finances should not be the primary consideration in determining whether students gain access to our indigenous, traditional medicine training.

Students and faculty also enjoyed the Florida Sunshine and beautiful weather by participating in various karma yoga projects on the sanctuary. Working on the land is a great respite from long class days! We worked together on various projects from permaculture intensive gardening, beautification and clean up, soil building and maintenance, Spring prepping and soil building/ composting.

Click here to view the March 2016 CTP Photo Gallery

Click here to view live Student Testimonials from the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga program

Click Here! To learn more and read a full description of the 200 Hour SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certificate Program

For information on NAIC Seminary Degree Programs visit SomaVeda.Org


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Native American Indigenous Church College of Natural Medicine (NAIC/ SCNM) operates under compliance, as a degree granting institution through exemption, by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities under Section 1005.06 (1) (f), FLA Statutes. The state, like other states, does not require accreditation or theological accreditation for our religious education based programs.

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